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Catch Up With Comedian and Breast Cancer Survivor Tig Notaro

In 2012, Tig Notaro was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. That same day, she performed at Largo in Los Angeles and addressed her recent news through her now legendary comedy set. Comedian Louis C.K. reached out to her in order to ask permission to release the audio of the show. While she was reluctant at first, she hoped the material would help people going through similar situations, and agreed.  

Notaro had a double mastectomy and decided against undergoing reconstructive surgery. In 2014, during the New York Comedy Festival, she performed part of her set topless while on stage at Town Hall. 

The New York Times said these words about her performance: "She showed the audience her scares, and then, through the force of her showmanship, made you forget they were there. It was a powerful, even inspiring, statement about survival and recovery, and yet, it hard the lanky feel of a dare."

This past summer, the comedian released a Netflix movie called "Tig," which follows her and her fiancée's journey toward their attempts at pregnancy. A month later in August, her HBO comedy special "Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted" was released. The comedian now has an upcoming Amazon.com original series in the works called "One Mississippi." She will write and serve as executive produce alongside Diablo Cody. Louis C.K. will also serve as a producer. The show will be a comedy that is loosely based off Notaro's life. 

Watch Tig Notaro discuss her double mastectomy in the video above. Then, discover more about her in her exlcusive MAKERS story. 

NEXT: Tig Notaro On Why She Thought Stand-Up Wasn't Possible For Her »

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